Cannon at Ross Castle in Killarney, Ireland - Encircle Photos

5 Cannon at Ross Castle in Killarney, Ireland

This cannon at Ross Castle is a silent reminder of when more than 4,000 of Oliver Cromwell’s troops led by General Ludlow stormed the stronghold in 1652 towards the end of the Eleven Year’s War (1641 – 1653). Lord Muskerry’s men successful repelled the foot soldiers but succumbed when English vessels arrived on Lough Leane laden with artillery. Folklore had suggested the castle was invincible until a warship arrived on the shallow lake. The prophecy came true.

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Ross Castle Ross Rd, Ross Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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